FESTIVE FAIR organised by the St Peter and St James Hospice Plumpton Support Group takes place this Saturday, November 28, from midday until 4pm at the village hall; admission is free. The School Choir at will be singing carols from 1.45pm and Father Christmas arrives at 2pm. There will be lots of stalls selling festive foods, crafts and Christmas gifts. Also games for the children, Father Christmas from 2pm, carol singing, a wine and water tombola, raffle and refreshments. The Grand Raffle result 3.30pm and all proceeds go to St Peter & St James Hospice.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH services this Sunday are Holy Communion at 8.30am and Sung Communion at 6.30pm. In addition at All Saints there are daily services (Tuesday to Friday) at 9am and on Saturdays at 10am.

NOVEMBER RACEDAY at Plumpton Racecourse is on Monday, with gates opening at 11.30am. There is an exciting and competitive programme of seven races; with the first race at 1.10pm.

POP-IN-PARLOUR is open every Tuesday during December, at All Saints Church Annex, from 11am onwards for refreshments including lite-bites. Do go along for a chat and meet friends and make new ones.

HELP SAVE THE CHEETAH: Carole and Paul Nicholson are hosting an African themed evening on Tuesday, at 7.30pm at the village hall. Carole will talk about her volunteering work in Namibia for the Cheetah Conservancy Fund. There will be a slideshow showing the landscapes and wildlife of Namibia, beer from Namibia, wine from South Africa, greeting cards, pictures and a raffle. Entry is £5 per person and all proceeds will go to CCF for the purchase of a camera trap and a mobile cheetah tracking device. To learn more call Carole on 01273 891725.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY walk on Wednesday starts at Wivelsfield Church car park at 10.15am. Everyone is welcome to join in the walk and lunch at the Fox & Hounds. For more details call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450 or 07870142108.

STARTING SCHOOL in September 2016? There is a prospective parent’s afternoon at Plumpton Primary School on Wednesday. For more details call 01273 890338.

LOST ON THE TITANIC is the subject of the talk at the Newick and District Decorative and Fine Art Society meeting at the village hall on Tuesday December 8 at 2.15pm. The Great Omar, the most famous work of Sangorski and Sutcliffe, a bookbinding firm, contained over a thousand jewels and was the most elaborate and opulent binding ever created and sank with the Titanic. The lecturer Dominic Riley, is extremely knowledgeable of art history and bookbinding having studied at the London College of Printing, will tell the moving story of a young man who decided to recreate the binding. Visitors are always most welcome, the cost is £7 on the door with the chance to talk to the speaker. To learn more call Marjorie Blunden on 01825 723250.

PARISH COUNCIL meet at the village hall on Tuesday December 8 at 7.45pm. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

WOMEN’S INSTITUTE meet at the village hall on Wednesday, December 9, at 7.30pm and the topic for the evening is The Great British Songbook and the speaker Peter Willson. Visitors are always welcome. The competition (which is optional) is a Christmas tree decoration. Visitors as always will be made especially welcome, to find out more before you visit call Marilyn Nye on 01273 891323.

QUIZ NIGHT takes place at The Plough on Thursday December 10 starting at 8pm. Teams of up to 6 at £1.50 per person. For more details call Nicole on 01273 890311.

LANDSCAPES OF STONEHENGE Environment is a seminar with Julian Richards (writer and presenter of Meet the Ancestors) on Saturday December 12 from 10am to 4pm at Plumpton College. The seminar will be four separate talks dealing with an aspect of Stonehenge from the earliest excavations in the 17th century to the most recent discoveries and theories about its purpose. Each talk will be followed by the opportunity to ask questions and engage in debate and the afternoon will finish with a final question and answer session. The cost is £40/£35 for Friends of Sussex School of Archaeology which includes morning and afternoon refreshments plus a two course lunch. Book a place at

CHRISTMAS RACEDAY at Plumpton Racecourse is on Monday December 14, with gates opening at 10.30am. There is an exciting and competitive programme of races; with the first race at 12.10pm. For advance tickets, at a discount, visit

MOBILE LIBRARY will be at the village hall car park on Wednesday December 16 between 1.45pm and 2.15pm.

FLOWER CLUB meet at the village hall on Wednesday December 16 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. The evening will start with a Christmas Workshop which will be followed by a finger buffet. Everyone is welcome to attend, just take a contribution for the buffet with you, and enjoy an evening making your own Christmas creation(s). For more information call Gill Wells on 01273 890561.

FOOTPATH SOCIETY WALK on Saturday December 19 starts at 2pm at Ashcombe, Plumpton Lane. It will be a 3½mile walk around Plumpton; with mince pies at Ashcombe afterwards. Non-walkers welcome for tea. For more details call Evelyn Botterill on 01273 890598 or 0774543412.

ALL EMPLOYERS PLUMPTON College has places on the January 2016 intake for Apprenticeship programmes in Veterinary Nursing, Agriculture, Animal Care, Butchery, Environmental Conservation, Floristry, Horse Care, Horticulture and Land Based Service Engineering. If you would like to request an application, information pack or advertise a vacancy please contact the Work Based Learning Team on 01273 892 030 or email

JUMBLE SALE is at the village hall on Saturday January 2 at 2pm in aid of the Bowls Club. Please take jumble donations to the hall from 9am and do go along at 2pm; with clothes at 20p each there are sure to be lots of bargains. Along with jumble there will be a tombola, refreshments, good as new items, bric-a-brac, books, toys, clothes and linen. For more details call 01273 890826.

WALK AGAIN with the Footpath Society on Sunday January 3; meet at the Playing Fields (365 161) for a 2pm start. The walk will be 5 miles and include Stantons and Plumpton Place. For more details call Diane Ellis on 01825 723716 or 07990710521.

PAROCHIAL CHURCH COUNCIL meet on Wednesday January 6 of at 7.30pm in All Saints, Plumpton Green for worship followed by a business meeting in the Church Annex.

PANTOMIME is one of the things Plumpton does best and if you’ve never seen one I’d recommend going to this year’s production. It’s Cinderella and a script by resident writer John Fahey. Tickets sell fast, with the two performances on Sunday January 17 and then evening performances from Wednesday to Saturday along with a matinee performance that day. For tickets call Jo Taylor on 01273 890450.

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